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Robert Half International Legal Secretary in Oakland, California


Established litigation firm in the Oakland Metro Area has an immediate opening for a skilled Legal Secretary! This Legal Secretary will support 3-4 attorneys specializing in labor and employment law. You'll assist with all phases of the litigation lifecycle and provide coverage to other attorneys as needed. If you're looking to join a dynamic legal support team working in partnership to represent clients to the best of the firm's ability then this is the job for you! The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience as a legal secretary in a civil litigation practice area; experience in employment law is highly preferred but not required. Responsibilities will include:

  • Formatting legal documents such as pleadings and motions to court standards

  • E-filing documents with state and federal courts, as well as union boards

  • Aid attorneys in the resolution of files in an effective and efficient manner

  • Preparing TOAs and TOCs

  • Conduct administrative tasks as necessary

  • Schedule client interaction

  • Transmit legal correspondence to clients

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently over the phone with clients

  • Ensure calendars and billing sheets are up to date



  • 3+ years of experience as a legal secretary in a civil litigation practice area

  • Being savvy with word processing and spreadsheets is favorable

  • Calendar (docket) experience desired

  • Solid understanding of Document Formatting

  • Adeptness in Dictation

  • Strong familiarity with e-Filing

  • Court Filings experience preferred

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional time management skills preferred

  • Understanding of and experience with legal correspondence and court filing procedures is a plus

  • Solid knowledge / understanding of local jurisdictional and federal court rules and procedures

Take the next step in your legal career as part of this dynamic, growing firm. We're looking for someone who is eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment. If you think that sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

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Salary: DOE

Location: Oakland, CA

Date Posted: October 11, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00340-9502720093

Staffing Area: Legal